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Prairie School by Lois Lenski
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Apr 15, 2011

really liked it
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I am a sucker for winter survival stories. I liked this one because it took place in the same general area as Laura Ingalls Wilder's The Long Winter, but many years later. As the characters in this book refer to previous hard winters, I was constantly reminded of the one the Ingalls family lived through. This time, they had cars and plenty of food and coal for the stoves. But some of the children are forced to stay at school for a few days during a blizzard, because it can still be too dangerous to wander around outside.

I also liked the fact that the author based this book on a real prairie school, the teacher of which she had been in touch with. The students also wrote her letters, and she visited the area as well for research.
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Judy I wondered what it reminded me of! Thanks.

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